The cost of batteries can be up to several times the costs of the balance of other solar electronics. We’ll look at the cost per kilowatt-hour of different battery chemistries over the life of the batteries, warranties, type of usage, and sizing batteries for the need. Discussion will also cover methods to reduce the battery size and cost by up to 50 percent.
Speaker Tom Brennan is co-founder and Engineering Manager of Sol-Ark, an inverter manufacturer based in Parker, Texas (north of Dallas). Tom has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and has been in the solar industry for 10 years, the past six of which have been at Sol-Ark, and has a patent for Solar Panel mounting.